Hydrogen drives us

The „Wasserstoff
Brennstoffzelle Deutschland“ Initiative

Thirteen partners from the worlds of politics, business and science came together to start the Wasserstoff Brennstoffzelle Deutschland (Hydrogen Fuel Cell Germany) initiative in 2015. Their goal was to get hydrogen and fuel cell technology off the ground in Germany and smooth the way for sustainable mobility and environmentally friendly energy storage.

Hannes Jaenicke
The actor and conservationist Hannes Jaenicke is an ambassador for hydrogen and fuel cells.

Hydrogen cars and hydro­gen refuelling stations belong to the global mega­trend that is sustain­able mobility.

Alexander Dobrindt, German minister of transport and digital infrastructure

Hydrogen and fuel cells are a dream team for climate protection and energy transition. They facilitate energy storage and zero-emissions cars, making them an integral part of the global megatrend that is sustainable mobility. Instead of emitting carbon dioxide, exhaust particulate and fine dust, a hydrogen car leaves nothing but a few drops of water on the asphalt. The smart technology of the new cars that use hydrogen and power themselves using a fuel cell in the vehicle have convinced the automobile manufacturers and partners of the initiative Daimler, Toyota and BMW.

Cars with fuel cells are today already at the stage where they can drive over 500 kilometres on a single tank. Filling an empty tank with hydrogen takes just three minutes. So, making the switch to a hydrogen car gives you the same enjoyable drive and lets you travel just as far. Soon, hydrogen mobility will be available extensively in Germany: 400 new refuelling stations are planned to be open by 2023 throughout the country.


Hydrogen is not only the lightest and most common element in the universe; it is also especially versatile. Along with fuel for cars, buses and scooters, hydrogen also provides an important storage opportunity for energy transition.

Heating appliances with fuel cells will soon be standard in private homes. According to a survey carried out by GfK, many technicians and end customers are convinced fuel cell heaters are a genuine alternative for your own four walls, which is why innovative heating systems will be launched widely on the market in 2016.

No matter if they’re being used in your home or on the motorway, fuel cells are all-rounders for climate protection.

Hannes Jaenicke, actor and conservationist





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